Ceremonial Stick - Shaman
The stick is an extension of our own energies, amplifying and extending those energies for psychic communication, healing, enchantments, protection and energy balancing.
In the shaman’s world, all things have a spirit and everything is alive.
Shamans sticks serves a similar purpose to athames (ritual daggers), though the two objects have their distinct uses: An athame is used to command, whereas a stick is seen as more gentle, and is used to invite or encourage.
Like most magical tools, your stick or staff should be “keyed” or personalized to your own energies. Keying aligns the flow of the base to tip, and ensures that only you will be able to use it. If you’re a beginning practitioner, the stick is an excellent first tool, allowing you to practice the major techniques of sweeping, pulling, flowing and flaring without endangering yourself or others.